- Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (28 Oct 18 15:00)

Not compulsory but certainly expected.

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- Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (29 Oct 18 07:37)

Who are these button pushers who disagree with compulsory?

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Clarke - Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (29 Oct 18 18:18)

Why does it bother you, if you get thumbed down?

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- replied to Clarke (29 Oct 18 19:05)

It doesn't bother me, but it just confuses the questioner who requires a factual answer. If people disagree with an answer, they have the opportunity to comment, that's if they have the ability to construct a sentence.

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- Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (31 Oct 18 09:19)

I am, I will tip people who give me exceptional service. I have paid for a cruise and expect good service from everybody. So when someone goes above and beyond, YES, I will tip them. Compulsory tipping is just another avenue for the cruise companies to generate more profit.

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- Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (29 Oct 18 17:02)

When we were on Insignia in May 2018 Gratuities were included in the package.

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- Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (29 Oct 18 19:06)

The question is regarding MSC.

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- Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (30 Oct 18 19:46)

No,it’s not compulsory on MSC. If you don’t want to pay gratuities go to the passenger services desk,preferably on the first day and let them know.

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Jones - Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (30 Oct 18 19:53)

I have always gone to reception as soon as we board and ask for gratuities to be removed. They have always agreed with no bother at all.

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browne - Answered a Question by MC FARLAND (30 Oct 18 19:53)

For some cruise companies it's not expected as they are factored into the price,even the drinks are sometimes included.The vast majority give you the option to remove the daily fee from your onboard account,this is what we do everytime.I think you'll find that it's mostly americans that feel it's compulsery as their staff are paid peanuts,they seem to be stuck between the slave trade and the minimum wage.You could leave the fee alone and pay individuals that bit extra,it's entirely up to you.To be sure about all this i would check the small print and get confirmation before booking.RCL and P&O allow you to remove the charge at reception and P&O are scrapping these fees completely from may 2019.

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